Youth & Services for Children (Councillor Howard)
YOUTH DROP IN
The ‘Drop In’ is maintaining a good attendance running from 6 – 8 Monday evenings at the Community Centre. They have been roasting marshmallows – played Hungry Hippos (Made by Y.M.C.A. Youth Leader Neil) and played new x box games.
Youth & Services for Children (Councillor MacGregor)
On Thursday 3rd October 2019, Mayor Steady , Councillor MacGregor and Susie Jenkins met with Brightlingsea 4th Beavers group. The group are considering what they can undertake to support the community of Brightlingsea. This work will lead to attainment of a community badge.
The children are learning about different ways that behaviour change in the use of products and recycling can support our community and “Milk and More “attended to talk about the impact of changing from plastic disposable products to those environmentally friendly products and gave each child a “goody bag “to take home. (reusable and compostable of course)
It was considered that helping to protect the nature of Brightlingsea would have a positive impact on our local community and also enable parents and neighbours of the children to become involved and consider creating positive environmental impact. The children would like to undertake a project in spring term to increase Hedgehog Highways in local gardens readiness for hedgehogs awakening from hibernation. This will allow hedgehogs to move through gardens more easily in search of food and support their survival.
Later in spring term it is also hoped that the Beavers group will support the council planting of saplings within the local community to help offset carbon emissions as well as create more biodiversity.